As a keynote speaker, I will inspire and engage your audience as you launch or wrap-up a conference or event. You will get action-packed, results-driven outcomes (with some humour, of course) that employees and teams can take with them. The audience will be engaged, entertained and excited about the positive difference they can make.
Keynote: Rules For Rock Solid Results
How do you get results? Do it consistently? And in a healthcare environment? This tangible, humorous and inspiring keynote will spell out the exact strategies you need to get results in the healthcare setting. It doesn’t matter whether you are a manager, an informal leader or in direct care, these rules will work for you! In the “Rules For Rock Solid Results” you will learn:
Fastest way to get momentum,
Question that produces the best results,
Where to focus for best results
“As the closing keynote speaker, Barb entertained, engaged and informed the audience. They walked away with key ideas, inspired to take action and grinning from ear to ear.”~ Devena Steinmann, BSc. MLT, Regional Laboratory Scientist
“After hearing Barb speak, I came back to my workplace with a fresh, renewed outlook. Her advice is easy to remember and incorporate into your daily routine.“~ Tracey Butler, Deputy CAO
“After working with Barb, our team returned to work energized, enthused and inspired to utilize tools that increase our communication, clarity and relationship with not only each other, but also with the residents and families that we serve. I would highly recommend Barb if you want to bring out the best in your team.”~ Dale Clements, Administrator Columbus Residence
Incorporating 30 years of healthcare experience, I understand the communication challenges faced by healthcare professionals. My leadership training, which includes workshops, breakouts, and seminars is focused on participants becoming confident and competent using processes and strategies that create engagement, build credibility and generate positive working relationships. The prickly communication issues that can wreck havoc on a team are identified and resolved, nurses and other healthcare professionals learn how to speak and advocate so others’ listen and effective feedback becomes a natural communication tool. The result is a positive working environment where healthcare professionals are able to focus and deliver optimal care.
1. Speak So Others Listen and Engage
In this upbeat, highly interactive session, you will explore what it means to be an effective and engaged leader and learn the skills to be one. I will have you laughing out loud as you learn and practice powerful strategies and hands-on tools to ensure others connect with your message.
What Participants Come Away With
Have more productive meetings
Speak with confidence and assurance
Enroll and influence others in a positive manner
Achieve improved results
“I told one of the nurse educators that it was the best 3 hours I have spent in a training session as the content was clear, relevant, exactly enough to be able to incorporate into presentations, and you demonstrated each point which was great. It was watching an expert at work.”~ Aideen Carroll, Advanced Practice Nurse Educator, UHN
“The buzz and energy from your workshop continues, as my team feels “equipped” – in fact some of us are meeting today to discuss our upcoming conference presentation, and the vibe is positive rather than fearful. Thanks for moving my team ahead, providing us with skills, insights and information. Your work will make our work shine!”~ Sarah Flogen RN, PhD Nurse Manager, Toronto General Hospital
2. Conquering Conflict With Confidence
Disengaged employees, hostile work environment, increased sick time and high turn over. There may not be a way to get around conflict in the workplace but there is certainly a way to get through that conflict.
What Participants Come Away With
Identify potential problems before they evolve to conflict
Address recurring problems with one easy conversation
Confidently use language that promotes listening and understanding
Work more effectively with others
“Just to let you know that your sessions had made a huge impact on my ability to engage conversation without causing the staff to be defensive. I am much more happier now than I was before and I am enjoying my job more now than ever before. All thanks to your wonderful sessions.”~ Ken Liao, Providence Healthcare
“Barb is a gifted and dynamic presenter. Communication concepts were presented in a lighthearted way such that developing ideas for organizational change and group work seemed like play. I would definitely recommend her workshops!”~ Lisa Jesso MN, RN CPMHN (C) Executive ARNNL
3. Respect in the Workplace
Struggling with gossip, negativity and a less-than-ideal work culture? Creating a great workplace where people enjoy coming to work takes specific tools and strategies. In this upbeat and engaging session you will learn how to create that environment.
What Participants Come Away With
Know how to get clarity when disrespectful comments are made
Understand how to show appreciation to others
Establish clear boundaries
Use clear language in expressing what they want
“I had several Staff come to thank me for planning these workshop sessions. The sessions were valuable and they thought you were GREAT!”~ Lorraine Seddon, Leader, Staffing Services
4. Effective Feedback Frameworks For Students, Peers and Colleagues
Having to give feedback to a peer can be intimidating. What if they get defensive? And what if you give the wrong feedback? There’s a lot at stake when giving feedback so it’s wise to learn the most effective way to give it. What Participants Come Away With
3 types of effective feedback
How to give appreciation that lasts
A process to effectively deal with defensiveness
Positive body language
A process to use when feedback goes badly
Ability to increase their confidence in 2 minutes
“Thanks Barb for your engaging approach in giving our staff the tools to provide feedback to students and peers. It was informative, engaging and fun.”~ Rich Lee (MLT, RN, BSN, MN) Nursing Instructor
As a trusted healthcare professional I establish clear objectives and goals to provide value with a guarantee of return on investment. While creating relationships with key stakeholders, I work to enhance communication processes to create engagement and achieve positive results. I recommend improvements and provide training, education and support to achieve the recommended solutions.
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WHAT CLIENTS SAY
Our workshop participants found Barb’s approach to teaching at the Centre for Professional Development to be dynamic and engaging. Barb not only taught effective communication and presentation skills, but also role modelled techniques throughout the day. Participants were excited to be able to apply learning’s directly into their day to day roles
Associate Director at the Centre for Professional Development,
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
Your plenary session was a real asset and a great contribution to the success of our National IPAC Conference. From beginning to end participants were energized and actively engaged.
Gwyneth Meyers BSc, MSc, PhD
Scientific Committee Chair
“The workshop was wonderful!! Barb walked the talk by continuously demonstrating the tips and skills she was teaching! It was amazing to see it all come together. I would recommend the workshop to anyone who has to present.”
Bev Waite, Education Lead-Nursing,
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
I told one of the nurse educators that it was the best 3 hours I have spent in a training session as the content was clear, relevant, exactly enough to be able to incorporate into presentations, and you demonstrated each point which was great. It was watching an expert at work.
Aideen Carroll, Advanced Practice Nurse Educator
Toronto General Hospital
Your workshop was also a big hit. It was interesting to hear people talk about it as not good, but great.
CMP Manager of Governance and Events CNA
After working with Barb, our team returned to work energized, enthused and inspired to utilize tools that increase our communication, clarity and relationship with not only each other, but also with the residents and families that we serve. I would highly recommend Barb if you want to bring out the best in your team.
Dale Clements, Administrator
Barb Langlois led a wonderful one day workshop for 45 Clinical Nurse Educators in Saskatoon Health Region. She worked with us in advance to really understand our learning needs, Six months later, I see CNEs using Barb’s techniques to engage learners and I use them myself in my own presentations. I strongly recommend Barb – she is a very skilled facilitator who connects with learners in a very meaningful and effective way.
Margot Hawke RN, BSN, MCEd, Nursing Professional Practice Lead
Saskatoon Health Region
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